Losses of electricity sector in Yemen over 6 years exceed $ 10 billion
SANAA, March 27 (YPA) – The losses of the Yemeni electricity sector over six years of the Saudi-led coalition war on Yemen have amounted to 10,600,000,000 dollars.
According to a report issued by the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, the direct losses of the electricity sector due to the war and the blockade reached four billion dollars, while the indirect losses were estimated at 2,300,000,000 dollars due to the stoppage.
The report indicated that the losses of the generation sector in the Electricity Corporation amounted to 31,541,000 dollars.
The initial losses in the transport sector and transforming stations as a result of the aggression amounted to 61,757,000 dollars.
In the distribution sector, the report indicated that the primary losses amounted to 295,023,000 dollars, while the losses of the secondary cities sector in the ministry and the electricity corporation amounted to 30,351,000 dollars.
The foreign-funded projects sector (generation, transmission and distribution) has suffered initial damages estimated at 308,978,000 dollars, while the losses resulting from the targeting of the buildings and facilities sector and the rest of the electricity sector areas were estimated at $ 600 million.
The estimated initial direct and indirect losses at the General Authority for Rural Electricity during the six years of the aggression amounted to 1,600,000,000 dollars.
The report referred also to the massacre committed by the coalition warplanes, on Friday, July 24, 2015, through targeting the housing unit of the workers and employees of the Mocha Steam Power Station in Taiz province with direct airstrikes that destroyed more than 200 housing units.
The report affirmed that the systematic and deliberate targeting of the infrastructure, installations and institutions of the electricity sector has doubled the suffering of more than 25,000 employees, whose salaries have been suspended since October 2016.